Sunday, November 2, 2014

All Souls' Day


Cadrieu cemetery
It's Sunday, November 2nd....All Souls' Day in France. All week people have been visiting our village cemetery placing flowers on the graves of family. It's been a weekend of remembering and honoring the dead. Lucie and I stopped by the cemetery early this morning on our walk to enjoy its beauty. Flowers *partout!
Chrysanthemums are the flowers of choice, and they on sale everywhere a week or two before All Saints/All Souls'. Huge pots of them for as little as €3,49 which means anyone can afford to decorate a grave. (In the States, these same pots would probably cost you $20-25.)
Some of the graves, though, don't need any flowers are all!
* partout-everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that everyone visits their family graves and it looks so pretty. It's a time for socialising too - every time I walked passed the cemetery in Mazerolles last week there were groups of people catching up on each other's news.

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